The Hill DT™ Lumbar Decompression

We provide a one day (6-8 hours) team training and certification at your practice so that you and your team can be up and running, confidently using your new Hill DT safely and effectively. Once your team successfully pass their end of day assessment they will be certified as ‘Decompression Technicians’ and you will able to start using the Hill DT from the very next day.

Your training includes:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the spine
  • Design features of the disc
  • Nutrition of the disc
  • Nomenclature
  • Decompression Technology
  • The “why” of spinal decompression
  • Decompression research
  • Biomechanics of decompression
  • How to do Decompression Treatments
  • How to set up different parts of the spine
  • How to adapt that ‘set up’ for different body types
  • Important pre and post care
  • How to handle any objections or concerns

We also cover:

  •  Indications for treatment, including which disc pathologies you are more likely to be able to help
  • Contraindications for spinal decompression therapy
  • The “how” of implementing decompression into your practice
  • Case studies
  • The connection between forward head posture and lumbosacral radicuolopathy
  • Who are the best candidates for spinal decompression therapy
  • Who is definitely not a candidate for spinal decompression therapy
  • How to tell if someone is not likely to achieve satisfying results

You will learn how to drive the Hill DT, deciding between the 8 different programs and combinations of them so that you can tailor treatments for different cases.

To know this you will be taught:

  • Which program to use to treat non-acute herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, failed back surgery, paraesthesia and facet syndrome
  • Which program to use for sub-acute conditions, for geriatric and osteopenia patients.
  • Which program is a true ‘traction only’ program that is used to treat antalgic posture, acute muscle spasms, or can be used as part of a dual protocol for non-responsive decompression patients.
  • Which program is the most conservative of all 8 programs and is engineered to overcome muscle guarding
  • Which program is best to use acute herniated disc patients
  • Which program is best for facet joint conditions or muscular rehabilitation
  • Which program is considered a rehab program used for strengthening and stretching of the spinal soft tissue, is designed for cervical or lumbosacral strain/sprains, for sub-acute traumatic soft tissue injuries and facet syndromes
  • Which program is for the less acute or if a focus on more facet joint movement is desired
  • Which program is a great maintenance program

You will also learn:

  • Which angle to use when correcting a reversal of a cervical curve to maximize the return of a normal healthy cervical lordosis
  • Which exact angles you can use to specifically treat each of the discs from C2,3 down to T3,4
  • Which exact angle you can use to specifically treat each of the discs from T12,L1 down to L5,S1
  • Which other therapies can be used to accentuate the results of the Hill DT, and in what order to apply those therapies
  • Which supplements help to reduce inflammation and improve disc healing
  • What dietary changes are recommended for maximum results
  • Which stretches are recommended to restore function around the disc
  • Which exercises are recommended to restore strength around the spine

Get in touch with us today on 0429 316 946 to ask about the next step in bringing Spinal Decompression to your practice